Family law fees are billed at an hourly rate, except for the initial consultation.
All of my client relationships begin with a consultation. During the consultation, clients receive legal advice tailored for their particular situation and goals. Consultations tend to last over an hour.
One-Time Advice: One-time advice is provided as a consultation. This may be appropriate for clients defending a complaint for contempt for failure to abide by a separation agreement or pay child support, or for those who already have a separation agreement and wish to understand their rights before they sign.
Limited Assistance Representation: For those who do not wish to have an attorney appear in court for them, legal advice is available at an hourly rate. This may be appropriate for a spouse in the process of negotiating a separation agreement, for a parent who wants to enforce a parenting plan or child support, or for someone interested in filing a joint petition for divorce.